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Old 10-26-2001, 04:20 PM   #1
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I have a good tip, you might know it though, but if you want to re-use your glued wheels, you can soak them in nail varnish, and over night they will loosen up, and you can then prize the tires off, and then if you still have some rubber left on your wheels just scrap it off with a hobby knife, and "Hey-Presto" you have your wheels back!
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Old 10-26-2001, 07:22 PM   #2
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LOL, I'll just pay 8 bucks for new wheels!

Tip- on the RPM camber gauge, cut a small section out where the wheel nut sits with a dremel or file, so you can place it right down the center of the tire to get a more accurate reading.
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Old 10-26-2001, 09:22 PM   #3
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hmm good idea about the camber gauge.

Heres a dumb tip - You dont need to solder caps onto motors already installed with caps. DEERRRRR. I accidentally did with my P2K haha.

Seriously though hmm, most of you may have noticed this but - On most cars if you tighten the axle nut any tighter than the opposite one they will spin easily at different speeds from drag on the bearings or possibly binding. Try to tighten all screws down exactly equally and do a spin test for independent front tires, and move the drive shaft or belt on touring cars and the two wheels should obviously both move when theyre off the ground, the one with a tighter nut may not move at all. Keep the bearings clean and lubed up too always helps to keep everything equal as well as increase the life span of the bearings.

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Old 10-27-2001, 04:04 AM   #4
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That's a good tip about the RPM gauge, although i don't own one but i'm sure it will help other people!

Speedo: In my opinion i think you should get a setup board, and setup plates. They work for me, and they are more accurate. I wouldn't get Hudy setup plates though, abit expensive for me, but there are cheaper soloutions like my fastrax plates.
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Old 10-27-2001, 09:18 AM   #5
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I wouldn't mind a setup system, but they are rather pricey.

The RPM cauge measure camber fine...

And why is your name still yok fan when you race an AE????
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I wouldn't get Hudy setup plates though, abit expensive for me, but there are cheaper soloutions like my fastrax plates.
The ORIGINAL is always the BEST!
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I wouldn't mind a setup system, but they are rather pricey.

The RPM cauge measure camber fine...

And why is your name still yok fan when you race an AE????

Ummm............. Well, i'm a Fan not an owner you see?

AE fan doesn't sound right LOL

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The ORIGINAL is always the BEST!

So I guess you own a Hudy setup board ? LOL
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Seriously though hmm, most of you may have noticed this but - On most cars if you tighten the axle nut any tighter than the opposite one they will spin easily at different speeds from drag on the bearings or possibly binding.
I tighten mine down till its snug, then i back it off about 1/4 of a turn. It just keeps it from binding. I know that the Nitro RS4 especially has problems with over tightening the wheel nuts. You won't notice it untill you brake into the corner, or accell out.. But it becomes a big problem.
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So I guess you own a Hudy setup board ? LOL
Actually I do! Had to have something to stick the Hudy setup sticker on
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Old 10-27-2001, 01:10 PM   #11
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Actually I do! Had to have something to stick the Hudy setup sticker on
I really want one of those setup stickers, darn!
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I really want one of those setup stickers, darn!
it is available seperately !
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hey i have a tip 4 you guys...

to check if your shocks and chassis is balanced, place your car on the edge of a table...then with a screwdriver, try to lift one end of the car with it. Place the screwdriver dead center of the car and see if the two sides (left and right) of the car lifts at the same time...
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Old 10-28-2001, 02:04 AM   #14
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Default Thanks for posting all these cool tips guys!

I got another one...

When soldering don't you always find that theres a wire that needs holding but your two hands are holding the the soldering iron, and the motor, wires, etc. So if you need a helping hand either ask someone, or get a pair of pliers and put an elastic band around the handles, so they act like a clamp.
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Yokomo - Or get a "Third hand" ... Its a little stand with 2 alligator clips, i am tempted to get one, but i always find some way to get the job done...
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